A pre-dawn run or shot of espresso are popular ways to give your day a boost.
But have you considered a quick dose of financial know-how?
So far, its five-to-seven minute snippets have covered topics like savings mistakes to avoid and how investment fees impact the returns of retirement accounts.
In fact, it was the dire state of Americans’ savings that spurred NPR correspondent Chris Arnold’s involvement.
“About a year ago, I was watching Janet Yellen give a speech, and she put up a chart showing that half of American families with children have basically no assets,” Arnold said during the series preview.
“That’s one of the things that got me motivated to offer our listeners some really actionable, helpful information online, and to help people get started saving and making better investment decisions,” he added.
The series extends beyond the airwaves to Facebook , where NPR wants to spark conversation among its followers, whose feedback will help shape future episodes.
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